Dr. Thomas C. Kopan grew up in Toledo, Ohio and attended the University of Toledo majoring in Biology. Before graduating, he was accepted into the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL. During his final year, Dr. Kopan received the Yale C. Knight Research Award for research in Random Dot Stereopsis.
Following graduation, Dr. Kopan practiced for a year in Toledo, OH with his father and taught Optometric Technology at the Owens Technical College in Perrysburg, OH. Dr. Kopan moved to Southern California a year later and opened a practice in Dana Point, CA. He specialized in Contact Lenses and Vision Related Learning and Achieving Problems of Children and Adults.
In 2005, Dr. Kopan left his practice to pursue more exciting avenues in the field of vision care. He joined the Custom Laser Center in La Jolla, CA, where he was the managing optometrist for this practice. In 2006, Dr. Kopan was asked to be a part of a large medical practice and worked with 5 other optometrists and 8 ophthalmologists at the Milauskas Eye Institute in the Palm Springs/Rancho Mirage area.
In November 2012, Dr. Kopan relocated to the Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Kopan specializes in General Optometry, Contact Lenses, Vision Related Learning and Achieving Problems of Children and Adults, and Emergency Care and Treatment of Ocular Disease. The office is located next to the Costco in Pharr, TX.
Illinois College of Optometry, Chicago, IL -Doctor of Optometry
University of Toledo, OH -Pre-Med Biology Major
Milauskas Eye Institute, Staff Optometrist, 2005 - 2012
Private Practice Optometrist, Dana Point, CA 1981 – 2005
Downey Unified School District Developmental Center, Staff Optometrist and Consultant, 2004 – 2005
Dana Point and San Clemente Lions Club, Vision Consultant, 1981 - 2005
Certification in Diagnostic Pharmaceutical Agents -Southern California College of Optometry
Certification in Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agents -Southern California College of Optometry
Certification in Glaucoma -Southern California College of Optometry - Pending
"Comparison of Random Dot Stereograms and the Shepard Airplane Series" -Yale C. Knight Research Award